1/1 scale RX-78-2 Gundam @ Diver City (Odaiba) is the main reason I flew to Japan to be pilgrimaged as a Gundam fan. I was so eager to see the 1/1 scale Gundam that I actually ran towards it when nearing Diver City. There was overwhelming joy and the sight was truly speculation.
Gundam truly is a symbol of hope for the Japan and fans around the world. The 1/1 Gundam is more than just a statue. Some of the parts does move and you will witness it by catching a few timings for the show whereby Gundam OST would be played, Gundam head would turn a bit and smoke released from the valves. It's promising that in future it will do more. It's especially magnificent at night with different colored lightings shining on the Gundam, which gave different viewing experience.
Looking around big Gundam, you would noticed Gundam cafe and souvenir booth just nearby. Agent S and I had ordered 1/144 Gundam waffles from the friendly staff. I basically roamed around the cafe and booth taking pics. There are some merchandises that were exclusive at Diver City and one item I regretted not buying was the beam saber umbrella. Could not find it at Gundam Cafe else where.